YSU baseball team splits with Oakland

YSU baseball team splits with Oakland


The Youngstown State baseball team split a doubleheader with Horizon League-foe Oakland on Sunday at the Oakland Baseball Field.

The Penguins rode dominant pitching to a 5-1 win in game one before falling 10-3 in game two.

Alex Bellardini allowed five hits and struck out five batters over seven shutout innings in the game one victory.

Trey Bridis hit his second two-run home run in as many days, Andrew Kendrick drove in a pair of runs and Lucas Nasonti added an RBI.

In the second game, Oakland scored six runs over the first two innings.

Blaze Glenn and Jeff Wehler each had two hits to lead the Penguins offensively. Glenn drove in two of his team’s three runs while Dickerson brought home the other.

Reutzel captures Sharon Speedway race


Aaron Reutzel dominated the Buckeye Cup race on Saturday at Sharon Speedway.

Carson Macedo was second. Jac Haudenschild earned the MSD Performance Hard Charger award improving 13 positions to a third place effort over Parker Price-Miller, who gained 10. Tony Stewart dropped to fifth.

Day’s late birdies ignite PGA victory


Jason Day birdied two of his final three holes Sunday for a 2-under 69 and a two-shot victory over Aaron Wise and Nick Watney in the Wells Fargo Championship, his second victory this year.

After squandering a three-shot lead on the back nine, Day rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole and then effectively won the tournament when his tee shot on the 230-yard 17th hole crashed into the flagstick and settled 3 feet away. He was the only player to make birdie on No. 17 at Quail Hollow in the final round, and it staked him to a two-shot lead.

Wise, a PGA Tour rookie, saved par on his last two holes for a 68. Watney made a 59-foot birdie putt on the last hole for a 69 and his best finish in three years.

Day finished at 12-under 272 and returns to the top 10 in the world.

Langer rallies for Insperity win


Bernhard Langer won his first PGA Tour Champions event of the year when he saved par on the final hole and closed for a 2-under 70 for a one-shot victory in the Insperity Invitational.

Langer had to rally from as many as four shots behind in the final round at the The Woodlands Country Club. He birdied two straight holes around the turn, added birdies on both par 5s on the back nine and then had to scramble for par on the 18th hole.

Paul Goydos (68) led for much of the back nine until a bogey on the 18th hole. He tied for second with Jeff Maggert and Bart Bryant, who each had a 69.

Park wins in Texas


Sung Hyun Park chipped in from behind the green for birdie on the final hole for a 5-under 66 and a one-shot victory in the LPGA Texas Classic, a tournament cut to 36 holes because of rain.

Because of the rain delays and stop-and-start nature of the tournament, Park was part of a five-way tie for the lead going into the second and final round. However, she finished 90 minutes before the tournament ended because groupings were not changed from the opening round.

Park finished at 11-under 131.

Lindy Duncan birdied her last three holes for a 64 to finish one shot behind. Yu Liu of China had a 66 and was another shot back.

Park was the LPGA Tour rookie of the year and shared the LPGA player of the year award with So Yeon Ryu last year. This was her first victory of the year, and she was the 11th winner in 11 tournaments on the LPGA Tour this year.

With a 36-hole event that began with a full field, some players went 35 holes on Saturday and returned to play one hole on Sunday.

Staff/wire report

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